Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
The Mackenzie Fellowship is a 4 month, outdoor leadership education instructor position based at the Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix, AZ. Mackenzie Fellows are assigned primarily to work on the River Pathways outdoor science education and youth leadership program, and provide field experiences in science and conservation to diverse and traditionally underserved students, ages 14-18. Audubon Arizona seeks candidates for its Fall 2019 Mackenzie Fellowship to lead River Pathways high school field trip programs and other conservation and education programs. The River Pathways program engages students outdoors at the Rio Salado Audubon Center, the Agua Fria National Monument, the Tonto National Forest, and the Black Canyon Heritage Park. The program connects participants with nature and introduces students to careers in conservation and resource management.
Mackenzie Fellows assist Audubon staff to implement youth programs by serving as a lead educator during field trips, preparing and maintaining educational and field equipment, and compiling program evaluations. Fellows will also assist with other programs and events at the Rio Salado Audubon Center and with programs in Audubon Arizona’s Nature in Your Neighborhood Suite, including Downtown Owls and Urban Hummingbirds in-class presentations, Conservation Workdays, and K-8 field trips. Fellows will report to the Conservation and Outreach Assistant. All training will be provided. Transportation between the Rio Salado Audubon Center (3131 S Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ) and field sites will also be provided. Seasonal part-time positions will begin on September 9 and continue through December 13 and will involve approximately 12-25 hours of work per week.
National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
Graduates of the Bureau of Land Management’s Field School program are preferred.